It was the first Sunday in a little bit when I had only minimal things to do, and I did them (laundry! Yay clean clothes!), and also relaxed the rest of the day. This was sorely needed. I feel rested, which is huge. It's been a long time since I've felt well-rested.
This morning, I found it fairly easy to wake up and head to the gym to work out. There has been some significant improvement already. For starters, there is very little pain in my left arm this time around. I might be finally starting to heal whatever was going on there. That's a great thing, though it has revealed how much weaker my left arm is compared to my right. The damage done to my strength on that side from the almost year-long injury is insane. It's also holding back my over all strength, since my right side progress is practically ignored while I try and catch my left side up.
It's frustrating, but today I was able to laugh about it, as I struggled to curl a mere 17.5lbs with my left arm, while my right barely felt the weight at all. Long gone are the days of 35lbs. Le sigh. But I'll get there again.
For my birthday, in addition to two PS4 games, I bought myself a weighted skipping rope. Is it weird that I'm excited to give them a whirl tomorrow? I did the first week of skipping (one minute intervals for 30 minutes) with a regular rope, and found it stupid easy. I'm expecting tomorrow to be a lot rougher.
Also, I know I'm a writer, so this work-out talk is probably boring you all to death, but I do find it interesting, not especially since I think physical activity is super important, particularly for writers, since so much of our occupation is so very sedentary. Also, also, I write a lot of badass women, and I feel kinda left out. I wanna be a badass woman, too.
Anyway.... In other life news, I should be viewing my next tattoo design soon. I hope I like it, and there's not too much back and forth before the appointment to have it done is booked. I'm getting antsy.
Today, on my workout playlist, I got a huge nostalgia bolt (warning: clip contains the voice of a dead person):
Are there any groups you reckon I should look into? I'm always up for new music, particularly fusions.
Right, I have writing to get to today. How was your weekend? What are your plans today? Let me know below.